Monday, June 30, 2014

Headed Home

We're headed home today.  We're going to do the whole trip in one day so hopefully the babies will cooperate!  We had a great visit.  I'm sure Pops and Gram are looking forward to some peace and quiet after spending 4 days with this crew!

Pops fell down a few days before we got here and scratched up his nose and Addi fell on the deck while we were here and scratched up her nose.  Twins!

Sunday, June 29, 2014


Addi is so close to walking and had a great time using Pops' walker to get around the house.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Swimming at Rick's

Rick and Ginger invited us over to swim in their pool today.  They haven't had a chance to use their pool this summer so it hadn't been cleaned yet.  But the kids didn't care at all and had a blast!

Friday, June 27, 2014


We passed these crazy cactus's while driving through Farminton today and I made Tiff turn around so I could take a picture of them.  They look like something out of a Dr. Seuss book.  So cool!!

Thursday, June 26, 2014


The babies did a little better today and had an hour long nap.  The big kids were really good travelers and watched a movie quietly or played the iPad while the babies slept.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014


Mom, Tiff and I are on our way down to New Mexico for a trip with the kids.  We decided to just go halfway today and we stopped in Moab for the night.  I was so glad we stopped because the babies were pretty fussy for the last hour and really wanted out of their carseats.  They've never been very good in the car simply because they don't do it very often and aren't used to it.  This was their first road trip and I knew it was going to be tough. They only napped for a half an hour and I spent the rest of the time trying to entertain them with toys that they would play with for a few minutes and then throw on the floor.   

After we checked into the hotel we grabbed some dinner and headed to a fun park that has this big percussion area.  The kids thought it was so fun to run around trying all the different ones and hearing what sounds they make.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014


Jordy had a sleep study done a couple of weeks ago.  Intermountain Homecare droppped off a monitor for me to hook her up to before bed and have her sleep without her oxygen.  Bert gave her a blessing right before bed and we prayed and prayed that this time she would pass.  I checked on her multiple times before I went to sleep and she always had good numbers.  I even got up in the night a couple of times to check on her.  It was always in the 90's so I was really hopeful that she had passed.  I waited and waited for the doctor to call me and give me the results.  When no one called I started calling in everyday to see if they had received the results.  Intermountain downloads the information from the monitor and then gives it to Dr. Stoddard's office (the head of the NICU.)  Dr. Stoddard reads the results and sends a report to our pediatrician.  Our trip to New Mexico was coming and I really wanted the results before we left so I would know if I needed to pack oxygen or not.  The nurses were getting bothered with me and the last time I called in she told me they didn't have the results and that they would call me when they did.  So, pretty much stop calling!   But I still really wanted the results so I took it to the next level and called Dr. Stoddard's office.  His secretary was so nice and helpful and listened to me explain how long I had waited and how I was leaving town and needed these results.  She informed me that Dr. Stoddard hadn't had a chance to read the results yet and wasn't in the office that day but that sometimes he has a Respiratory Therapist help him read the results when he is so backlogged so she offered to find him and show him the results and call me back with the decision.  All of my effort was not for nothing because she called back with the decision that Jordyn had passed her sleep study and could be off oxygen now!!  I was beyond thrilled!  She has had it for over a year now and has been so patient with all of it.  We are so happy to be done with that chapter of our lives!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Mischief Makers

These two love getting hold of a box of tissues or a package of wipes.  They can empty it so fast before I even know whats going on.  Little stinkers!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Camping Day 2

The girls slept so good!  It was a pretty chilly night so I kept waking up to make sure they were covered but they had on their winter beanies, socks on their hands, 3 layers of pajamas and blankets on top so they stayed warm. Rylee slept with Bert and I and the boys had their sleeping bags.

There were only 2 infant swings so sometimes they had to share.

These two had so much fun facing each other while they were eating.  They loved stealing food from each other and spent a lot of time giggling while they ate.  My favorite part was clean-up.  No sweeping like I have to do after every meal at home!!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Camping with Williams'

We loaded up the car with all of our camping gear and headed up Hobble Creek to Jolly's Ranch Campground.  I was nervous about taking the twins but I am also so ready to get out of the house and do things after being quarantined for so long.  We all barely fit in our tent with the 2 port-a-cribs but we made it work.  Mom bought all of the food and we all pitched in to help with the meals.  The nice thing about this campground is there is a grassy area right across the road from our campsite so when the girls wanted to get down and crawl around we could take them over there and they wouldn't get all dirty and gross.  There was also a playground which the older kids liked a lot!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Jackson Turns 9!!

We celebrated Jackson's birthday tonight.  We ordered pizza and he had fun opening all of this presents.

He picked Snickerdoodle Blondies and vanilla ice cream for his dessert.  It was a fun day!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Pediatric Urologist

I took Addi up to Riverton today to her appointment with Dr. Cartwright, a Pediatric Urologist.  Shortly after she was born her clitoris became enlarged and has stayed that way ever since.  The NICU said they had only seen that once before and nothing we tried would bring it back down to normal size.  Our pediatrician recently suggested taking her into the urologist to see what they had to say about it.  Dr. Cartwright examined her and said she was in the normal range and that we didn't need to worry about it unless it was causing her pain.  What a relief!  Cooper came with us today to help me in the car.  I knew Addi wouldn't like driving all that way without anyone to entertain her and Cooper is the perfect guy for the job.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Santa Barbara

Bert's on his way to Santa Barbara again for work.  We all miss him so much when he's gone!

Sunday, June 8, 2014


We gave Rylee's crib to Jamie and Travis and her family came to pick it up tonight.  They got it all squeezed into the car with Steph and Tammy who I'm sure had a fun ride to Saratoga Springs.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Thursday, June 5, 2014

First Swim

We had a little swim party in Nana's backyard and the girls loved it!  This little pool was the perfect size for them and we even brought out warm water for them to play in.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Good Morning

These girls always have the craziest hair when they wake up in the morning!!